Basically....the US government has said that travel is not recommended into this area....because of Mexican drug traffickers in the region. They cross the border....use this wildlife refuge.....and it's fairly unsafe.
Even the local county sheriff won't send folks out there unless it's a big group of guys.
The federal reaction? Nothing....just signs.
It's barely mentioned on any of the major news outlets over the past month. Fox News has mentioned it several times....and its starting to be discussed in various forums. Folks in Arizona are quiet familiar with the issue....and want the Feds to do "something". The odds here? Don't count on the federal government doing much of anything.
I pondered over this for a while....and wondered if this is a refuge and people are unsafe....then animals are unsafe as well. The Sierra Club or the environmental guys ought to be saying something. But there's zero mentioned under their titles as you look for a comment.
So, it's time to render this a non-federal property area....and bring in bulldozers. If its not safe for man or beast.....then it's time to make it very unsafe for the Mexican guys crossing through with drugs. I would suggest handing the property back over to Arizona and decertify it a any type of refuge area. If the Sierra Club is upset....let them explain how we can protect the animals. I don't think they will attempt to do it.